Baxter Estates is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,012 people and just one neighborhood, Baxter Estates is the 732nd largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Baxter Estates home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Baxter Estates real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Baxter Estates is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Baxter Estates is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baxter Estates who work in management occupations (17.65%), sales jobs (12.33%) and business and financial occupations (11.76%).
Also of interest is that Baxter Estates has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Baxter Estates telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.22% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Baxter Estates is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Baxter Estates is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Baxter Estates really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Baxter Estates perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Baxter Estates is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Baxter Estates is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Baxter Estates, the average commute to work is 37.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Baxter Estates’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Despite being a small village, Baxter Estates has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.